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Petroleum Jelly for Survival

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I first learned about petroleum jelly for survival when researching ways to make my ferro rod more effective for starting fires.  However, the more research I did the more uses I found for this miracle substance.  Petroleum jelly is the generic term for Vaseline, a petroleum byproduct that is technically …

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How to prepare for TEOTWAWKI

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I remember when I was a teenager and saw the Mad Max movies for the first time. I remember thinking, “Wow, I sure hope that never happens for real”. Then I saw the fall of the Berlin wall, followed shortly after by the fall of communist Russia, where, although I …

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The Humble Stick

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A stick is a stick. You can do almost anything with a stick. A very small stick can get something unstuck from your teeth. A very large stick can be used to make a trap to crush a man or vehicle. You can use sticks in their natural condition to …

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How to Carry Your Personal Defense Handgun

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I absolutely refuse to sit here and tell you that there is any one specific best way to carry your EDC weapon. I may prefer a certain method of carry that one person may like but another may hate. It all comes down to personal preference and what is comfortable …

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How to Add a Rooster to Your Flock

If you’re already working with a stable flock of hens, the next step to consider is adding a rooster. Prepping for lack of food with a sustained protein source for when SHTF can be a lifesaver, and your flock can save you if it needs to. Having a flock during …

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How to Start a Terrarium Garden for Survival

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photo: modified under CC 2.0 license, made by Michael McCauslin via Flickr.com When you begin prepping, you soon find out the importance of growing your own food. This alone takes a lifetime to master, and you will never ‘perfect’ this craft. It’s a growing experience just as much as the plants …

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Using Wax to Improve Your Food’s Shelf Life

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There is perhaps no more discussed matter than that of finding the best way of improving the shelf life of food to allow for stockpiling and ensuring access after TSHTF. The matter is of special importance for those who are looking to increase the food’s shelf life without compromising their …

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Improvised Arms and Ammunition, Part 2

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You can read part 1 here. If the time should ever come (hopefully a very long time from now), that society collapses and you are left to your own devices to survive, you may have to do things that you wouldn’t ordinarily even consider a viable option. Making do with …

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Sheet Mulching With Newspaper and Cardboard to Eliminate Weeds

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background logo photo by Jeff Tidwell via Flickr.com under a CC 2.0 License Ask most gardeners what their least favorite past-time in the garden is, and most of them will tell you the same thing: weeding. From first hand experience, I know that it doesn’t have to be this way, however. I’ve …

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Survival Prepper List for Your Pets

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When thinking ahead for emergency survival for their families, most preppers have a general plan and many have started stockpiling general supplies that would be essential if disaster struck. But what about the furkids? Many assume that pets can just eat human food and will live off the land if …

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How to Make a Water Filter in a Barrel

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Rain is like manna from heaven. All life here on our lovely planet requires water to live, and lots of it. Just like planet earth, our bodies are mostly water, so ya gotta have it. Most people are tapped in to their city water and they are comfortable with that. …

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Survival Sanitation When You’re Bugging In

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As things are, bugging in vs bugging out is a lifestyle choice. Considerations such as a stockpile, underground bunker, medical supplies and a self-contained garden and animal food system can make the choice easy to bug in for survival. Other reasons to stay put on a homestead rather than bug …

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How to Get Your Cows to Give More Milk

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Keeping cattle for the purpose of milk production is an excellent idea since milk will be one of the hardest things to get after TEOTWAWKI, thus giving it a great barter value. It will also allow you to avoid having to go into a vegan diet for the purpose of …

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Bannock Bread: Fuel of Champions

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Photo license: Alan Levine on Flickr under CC 2.0. Bread universally represents nourishment. Since the beginning of time, man has depended on it for survival. It was not always possible for one to purchase bread at the local grocery store. So, what did people do? They made bread from scratch. …

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Improvised Arms and Ammunition, Part 1

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Currently, in many parts of the world if you need something, pretty much anything you can think of, you can just go to the store and get it or order it online. This includes one of my favorite things: guns and ammunition. Okay, well technically that’s two of my favorite …

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11 Things That Can Go Wrong in a Bug-Out Scenario

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Most people who are prepping have a bug out plan prepared for when SHTF. When times get tough, when chaos erupts to a level that means you just cannot stay in your home any longer, it will be time to “bug out.” Are you prepared to leave your home quickly …

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